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Opening Times

You can experience The Real Mary King’s Close seven days a week – we only rest on Christmas Day when the attraction is closed. Tours are frequent, taking place every 15 minutes from 10am (9.30am in August)

Your experience will last one hour and we do ask that visitors arrive 15 minutes prior to their tour so that the tour can leave on time! We recommend that you pre-book your tickets to avoid disappointment. 

This December the Royal Mile will host the Virgin Money Street of Light. This is a free, but ticketed event. If you are visiting our attraction between the 30 Nov - 24 Dec 2015 please allow additional time to get through the ticket barriers and crowds to our site. Guests to The Real Mary King's Close should state they are booked on a tour at the Street of Light ticket gates to be allowed access. 

An Overground Tour Experience is available as a bolt on to the standard tour for an additional £5. This 1 hour overground tour is bookable online, in person or over the telephone on 0131 225 0672.  

March 27th 2015 to October 31st 2015

Monday to Sunday 10am – 9pm (last tour)

Saturday 19th - Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Christmas on the Close (1hr Christmas themed tour) 
£13.95 per person. 

November 1st 2015 to March 25th 2016

Sunday to Thursday 10am - 5pm (last tour)
Friday & Saturday 10am - 9pm (last tour) 


Admission prices -

Adult £13.95
Senior (60+) £12.50
Student (with valid student ID) £12.50
Child (5 – 15years)* £8.25
Family (2 Adult + 2 Children) £37.75

* Please note that the tour of The Real Mary King's Close is not suitable for children under 5, therefore they are not admitted.

To ensure you do not miss out on your tour of The Real Mary King’s Close, we do recommend reserving your places in advance as tour spaces are limited and for this reason we do get very busy at the usual peak times – Hogmanay, on weekends, school holidays and during the August festivals period for example.

You can book your tickets online here to be sure of your space!

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